For those unaware: Kosher keepers are forbidden from mixing meet and milk together. That makes many fried chicken recipes (which call for buttermilk or other dairy ingredients) quite difficult. Never fear, here are a few suggestions for how to make your fried chicken rise above its ‘missing’ ingredients.
Use Hummus-a Mediterranean classic. Coat your chicken with this instead of an egg milk mixture before breading it. It will make for a nice crispy texture and will act as a great and creative adhesive for your crumbs. Eggs alone, also work even without the dairy.
Spices-the secret to any good food is the flavor. With the right spice combination, the thought of something missing will never cross anyone’s mind. Salt and pepper are your basics, but make sure to get something fresh in there, some herbs, some spice, and something with depth.
Fun Breadings-You can use breadcrumbs, and it will come out great, but why not add something a little crazier? Try mashing pretzels and potato chips for a game-day feel to your next batch of chicken.
Oil Type-there’s a big difference between, peanut, olive, and canola. Try them out and find which one is best for you and your chicken recipe.
Cooked to Perfection-Ensure that you keep an eye on your cooking times, because no matter what you put into your food, if you don’t cook it properly it’s just plain not going to work. When frying your chicken, make certain you time it right, and all sides, get crispy. Don’t over cook it or the chicken will get too dry.